Guided Reading Toolkit for Long Vowel Words
This product is a 4-Part unit for teachers to use when teaching students about long vowel words. It is designed to give the busy and tired teacher everything they need to fulfill the guided reading needs of emerging reader (K, 1 or 2).
1. Hands-On Stations
This literacy station was created to help students build and read words with long vowels to make long vowel word families.
How it Works:
1. Student will build a word from the list using plastic alphabet letters or tiles.
2. Student will write the word in a word work journal or on one of the 5 recording sheets that are provided.
3. Student will read the list to the teacher.
4. When the student reads the list correctly, the teacher will put a check on the completion checklist.
2. Classroom Flags
These classroom flags can be used in isolation to create anchor charts to help anchor students’ learning during whole group phonics instruction. They can also be used as classroom decoration for student reference.
3. Writing Books
• read the word family word
• trace the word family word
• write a sentence using the word family word
• illustrate the sentence
One reason this has really worked in my class so far is that students are in charge of and responsible for their own writing. If a student gets "blocked" and can't think of a good sentence, I tell them to illustrate it first, then describe their illustration with a sentence.
A second great benefit I have found is that I can read through the booklets at the end of the week and make a quick list of writing mini-lessons that I want to cover the next week. We started as generic as "what to do when your sentence is too long and needs to go to the second line".
4. No Prep Worksheets
What I love about Build-A-Word with Word Families is that you can easily differentiate it. Too hard? Complete as a class using the word list poster. Too easy? Take away the poster and start encouraging your students to use two or three letter blends at the beginning of their words.
By building the word, then writing it three times, students are getting LOTS of practice AND they are having fun exploring their different color options (that's my fun way of saying they get to give their brain a little break by "playing" with their crayons and markers).
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Guided Reading Toolkit for SHORT VOWELS
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